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FDA Investigating Video of Man Peeing on Assembly Line at Kellogg Factory
FDA

FDA Investigating Video of Man Peeing on Assembly Line at Kellogg Factory

But don't worry, barely any of the food was affected, company spokesperson says.
The FDA Wants to Find Out if Cartoon Drug Ads Are Bad for Consumers
Advertising

The FDA Wants to Find Out if Cartoon Drug Ads Are Bad for Consumers

The agency will look into whether the ads obscure important safety and side effect information.
What Business and Government Should Do When Innovation Outpaces Regulation
Regulations

What Business and Government Should Do When Innovation Outpaces Regulation

Through education, proactive self-regulation and collaboration with regulators, industry leaders can help speed the process of rule-making.
Jan Verleur
FTC Orders 'Brain Training' Company Lumosity to Pay $2 Million Over Deceptive Advertising Practices
Regulations

FTC Orders 'Brain Training' Company Lumosity to Pay $2 Million Over Deceptive Advertising Practices

'Lumosity simply did not have the science to back up its ads,' said the FTC's director of consumer protection.
Laura Entis
Will Genetically Modified Salmon Help Feed the World, or Drive the Species to Extinction?
Food Tech

Will Genetically Modified Salmon Help Feed the World, or Drive the Species to Extinction?

Although the polarizing product likely won't come to market for years, it's already making waves.
Laura Entis
Health Regulators Are Investigating Theranos's Blood Test Technology
Theranos

Health Regulators Are Investigating Theranos's Blood Test Technology

The investigations follow complaints filed by two former Theranos employees, casting even greater doubt upon the honesty and accuracy of the $9 billion blood test startup.
Geoff Weiss
Great Achievements: Tim Cook Gets Honored and an Important Drug Snags FDA Approval
Biotechnology

Great Achievements: Tim Cook Gets Honored and an Important Drug Snags FDA Approval

Get inspired by these recent wins for the entrepreneurial community.
Nina Zipkin
The Woman Who Brought 'Female Viagra' to Market Is Stepping Down as CEO of Sprout Pharmaceuticals
CEOs

The Woman Who Brought 'Female Viagra' to Market Is Stepping Down as CEO of Sprout Pharmaceuticals

The news comes just four months after Valeant Pharmaceuticals acquired Sprout for $1 billion.
Laura Entis
Those Calorie Counts on Fast-Food Menus? They Aren't Working.
Personal Health

Those Calorie Counts on Fast-Food Menus? They Aren't Working.

Six years after New York City's mandate that calories be listed at chain restaurants, researchers have found that these labels, on their own, do not reduce the overall number of calories ordered.
Laura Entis
Hampton Creek Tells FDA Mayo and Mayonnaise Are Different
Hampton Creek

Hampton Creek Tells FDA Mayo and Mayonnaise Are Different

The startup responded to the agency's demand it stops claiming it makes mayonnaise.
Biz Carson
FDA Clears 23andMe to Provide (Some) Genetic Data to Customers
Personal Health

FDA Clears 23andMe to Provide (Some) Genetic Data to Customers

The startup can now market direct-to-consumer genetic tests that include carrier status, wellness trait and ancestry reports.
Laura Entis
FDA Releases New Anti-Food Poisoning Rules Just as Salmonella Outbreak Reaches 30 States
Safety

FDA Releases New Anti-Food Poisoning Rules Just as Salmonella Outbreak Reaches 30 States

Separate salmonella outbreaks have been reportedly tied to cucumbers and Chipotle.
Kate Taylor
For the First Time Ever, 3-D Printed Pill Receives FDA Approval
Health Care

For the First Time Ever, 3-D Printed Pill Receives FDA Approval

Its use case is narrow, but the FDA's stamp of approval could have broader implications for the way we create customized medicine.
Laura Entis
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is a federal agency under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which serves to protect and promote public health by installing regulation and supervision over a variety of sectors such as food safety, pharmaceutical drugs, tobacco products and cosmetics -- to name a few.